​​​    TREATMENT PLANT SAFETY 

Sodium Bicarbonate Safety

​Sodium bicarbonate is used to increase alkalinity during water treatment. It is typically provided in powdered form.


The supplier must provide an SDS on sodium bicarbonate. Wear all personal protective equipment and respiratory protection as noted on the SDS. Eye contact may cause irritation, and breathing the dust should be avoided. 


Storage and handling of this chemical should be in accordance with the SDS.


NIOSH provides a Chemical Safety Card for this chemical.